FAQs

FAQ

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Yes! Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards understands that the nature of professional screenwriting involves ongoing rewrites. To accommodate that reality, and to increase your chances of doing well in the screenplay contest, all submissions qualify for a DISCOUNTED 50% Resubmission Rate. Upon your initial submission purchase, you will have received an email with a personalized resubmission coupon code. Simply Click Here to go to our resubmission page, go through the checkout process, and keep your resubmission coupon code handy for 50% off right before payment checkout.
A title page or cover is recommended, but not required to enter the screenplay contest.
Yes, with proper attribution to the original source material and to the original author. "Based upon..." It’s highly recommended that you acquire the rights to adapt the work of another writer before you being work on your screenplay.
The title of your screenplay, your name, and direct contact information. While it’s recommended that you acquire WGA registration, it is not required, nor should you indicate such registration on the cover page.
After you upload your material in a PDF file and remit the submission fee for entry into the screenplay contest, you will promptly receive an email confirmation of your submission. All materials received are immediately registered in our database and attributed directly to the applicant. ​If you ever have a question as to whether or not your screenplay has been received by us, simply send us a brief email and ask for personal confirmation.
If your script has been optioned or purchased, you will not be eligible for the cash prizes but you will eligible to make the Official Selection process. Award winning screenplays must be unencumbered and available for either option, purchase, further development, or production. The professional opportunities for Official Selections in this screenplay contest are unique among all competitions.
No. If you win the grand prize, you will be tendered a check in the amount of the cash prize, along with an offer to purchase agreement, with any and all terms to be negotiated in good faith. You are not obligated to accept the offer to purchase, and are free to sell, option, or develop your winning screenplay with any parties, studios, or production companies of your choosing.
Please don’t. Due to storage, filing, and return issues, we only accept paperless PDF online submissions.
Yes, as long as the script was not a cash award winner in this screenplay contest.
Yes. Multiple submissions are welcomed and will be considered independently throughout the screenplay contest by Awards Judges.
A thorough evaluation of each and every script submitted to the screenplay contest requires careful reading, analysis, and scoring. We make every effort to announce Quarterfinalists, Semifinalists, Finalists, and Winners as soon as possible after the closing deadline of the screenplay competition, generally 30-60 days after the final deadline. While you can save money by entering the screenplay contest early this year (and independent research data indicates that early submissions generally score higher than last-minute submissions), the final deadline for this year’s competition is November 30, 2019.
Basic analysis is delivered within 7-10 days. Advanced analysis requires 10-14 days (and the extra time is well worth it).
No. Cash Prizes to the winners of all screenplay contests are paid in gross dollar amounts. Any and all taxes are the responsibility of the winner.
We are located in the Los Angeles area, very close to Warner Bros, Universal, and Paramount Studios. Unfortunately, we do not allow in-person visits or script drop-offs, as our judges are busy reading material and providing feedback to our screenplay contest writers. We simply don't have the time to personally meet everyone...until we identify those writers whose work qualifies for Official Selection.
Our professional analysts will read every page, every word of your script.  That's the only way we can guarantee that your material gets full and complete consideration throughout the run of the screenplay contest. Click here to see what happens when you submit your script. 

FEATURE SCREENPLAY

  • $2,000 CASH
  • 1-to-1 Screenwriter Workshop with Producers on our Judging Panel followed by a Slated.com full finance and story breakdown
  • Introductions to Producers, Directors, and/or Executives
  • Media Publicity

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TV SCRIPT

  • $1,000 CASH
  • 1-to-1 Screenwriter Workshop with Producers on our Judging Panel
  • Introductions to Producers, Directors, and/or Executives
  • Media Publicity

SUBMIT

SHORT SCREENPLAY

  • $500 CASH
  • 1-to-1 Screenwriter Workshop with a Producers on our Judging Panel
  • Introductions and consultation with a professional on our panel
  • Media Publicity

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